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Tapas Girona

Tapas Girona

In Food Travel, Spain by Daryl & Mindi Hirsch12 Comments

Eating tapas was top on our agenda when we arrived in Costa Brava. Watch our video to see us eat tapas in Girona.

Tapas at Konig in Girona Spain

We ate tapas for our first meal in Girona Spain.

Don’t get us wrong. We arrived ready, willing and able to try all of the great food to be found in Costa Brava, but first we had to satisfy our love of tapas. We adore the concept of small plates topped with delicacies like olives, jamón ibérico and patatas bravas (fried potatoes covered in spicy sauce).

For us, this type of meal is the perfect comfort food, which is what we wanted after a full day of travel. Many people travel to Girona Spain since it’s a great base for cycling in Costa Brava, but we came to eat.

But where to eat? Based on a recommendation by Ricard, our helpful apartment manager, we headed to König, a local Girona favorite. Founded over 40 years ago, König has seven locations in the Girona province plus two in Barcelona. Lucky for us, one of the Girona locations was located just a few blocks from our apartment.

Did we like König? Well, let’s just say that we ate at three different König locations during our first week in Girona.

König has all of our favorite tapas dishes. After eating small plates of jamón ibérico, artichokes, croquettes and octopus, one plate stood out as our favorite.

Surprisingly, we liked König’s deceptively simple patatas bravas the most. Starting with fresh (not frozen) potatoes and ending with an addictive sauce, these fried potatoes are downright perfect.

As an extra bonus, König’s full menu includes a selection of beers fitting to the restaurant’s German name. We drank a lot of good beer in Germany, and this trend is continuing in Girona as we tasted in the König 1973 Black. Oh, the burgers are good too.

König has nine locations. See their website for the one closest to you.

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Saveur Magazine's BEST TRAVEL BLOG award winners Daryl and Mindi Hirsch share their culinary travel experiences on the 2foodtrippers website and YouTube. The married Food and Travel content creators live in Lisbon, Portugal.

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  1. Never eaten Tapas. However they sound and look promising. The video also tempts me to try Tapas some day soon.

    1. Author

      Tapas in Costa Brava is the best. You should come here! Until you do, we bet you can find some good tapas in your part of the world thanks to food globalization.

  2. Eating tapas in Spain is like having a beer in Germany, it’s a must! I was in Madrid in January, I sure miss that jamon!

  3. I love Tapas, but I’ve never been to Spain to try it at the source! I’m thinking that needs to be on the itinerary for 2017.

    1. Author

      Definitely! When you go, be sure to include Costa Brava in your itinerary. You’ll love it here.

  4. I don’t think I’ve ever had tapas, either. But your tapa-eating experience sounds like fun! My husband and I are always up for trying new foods.

    1. Author

      You should definitely try tapas. You will love the variety and flavors.

  5. I thought the name looked German so not surprised to learn you drank plenty of German beer! Beer + tapas = my kinda place.

    1. Author

      The beer is actually from Belgium, and it’s really good. You would like it.

  6. We certainly got our fill of patatas bravas from Konig while we were in Girona. It was a really good and convenient place to eat (as long as you stick to the Spanish plates). I truly cannot get enough of those tapas in the picture. Yum!

    1. Author

      There’s never too much patatas bravas – in life and at König!

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